Trump 'doesn't have to play nice with these people anymore' as he launches war on GOP: report

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  1. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    Politico reports, "According to three people familiar with the planning, Trump will soon begin vetting candidates at Mar-a-Lago who are eager to fulfill his promise to exact vengeance upon incumbent Republicans who've scorned him, and to ensure every open GOP seat in the 2022 midterms has a MAGA-approved contender vying for it," while noting Trump has a $31 million war chest he will put to good use promoting his hand-picked candidates.

    "The planning for Trump's coming revenge tour comes as other top Republicans try to cajole him into working with the party's apparatus ahead of next year's midterm elections, rather than recruiting rival candidates whose bids could complicate primaries and cost the GOP critical seats," Politico's Gabby Orr and Meredith McGraw wrote before adding. "The former president has already set his sights on ousting Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the No. 3 House Republican, and Fred Upton of Michigan, if he forgoes retirement. Both Cheney and Upton voted to impeach Trump following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol."

    Trump's plan has one GOP lawmaker forecasting turmoil as Trump jumps into the fray.

    "A Republican Party that seeks to erase President Trump and fails to understand his appeal to working class voters is destined to lose elections in 2022, 2024 and beyond," tweeted Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN).

    The report adds that, "Some rank-and-file Republicans have encouraged the party's leaders to tread carefully as they attempt to distance the party from Trump while he remains exceedingly popular among GOP voters."
  2. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    Yep! As I predicted, this is a one man show. A cult of personality. Trump is now going to be referred to as Dear Leader.

    Scoop: Trump to claim total control of GOP

    Source: Axios

    In his first post-presidential appearance, Donald Trump plans to send the message next weekend that he is Republicans' "presumptive 2024 nominee" with a vise grip on the party's base, top Trump allies tell Axios.

    What to watch: A longtime adviser called Trump's speech a "show of force," and said the message will be: "I may not have Twitter or the Oval Office, but I'm still in charge." Payback is his chief obsession.

    Axios has learned that Trump advisers will meet with him at Mar-a-Lago this week to plan his next political moves, and to set up the machinery for kingmaking in the 2022 midterms.

    Trump is expected to stoke primary challenges for some of those who have crossed him, and shower money and endorsements on the Trumpiest candidates.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2021

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